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James Hershel Riggs

1947 - 2023


BRUCETON, Tenn. - Mr. James Hershel Riggs, 76, of Bruceton, Tennessee, died Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at his home with his daughter by his side.

Memorial services are Saturday, September 9, 2023 at 11 a.m. with Bro. Robert Simmons and Bro. Donald Mitchell officiating.

Mr. Riggs was born May 18, 1947 in Camden, Tennessee, to the late Early Riggs and Nancy Grooms.  He was a maintenance supervisor at UTI New Johnsonville.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, James Hershel Riggs, Jr., two sisters, Sherry Tanaka, Helen Riggs, three brothers, Billy Riggs, Marty Grooms, and Richard Grooms.

He is survived by one daughter, Jolena Burke (Tommy) of Bruceton, one sister, Mary Mitchell (Donald) of Huntingdon, three brothers, David Riggs (Nancy) of Bruceton, Robert Riggs (Kim), and Stanley Riggs (Cyndi) of McKenzie.  He also leaves one grandson, Tyler Burke and one great-granddaughter, Mia Burke, both of Bruceton.